Camponotus piceus

not available right now – instead: Camponotus vagus
order:        antshungary@gmail.com
This shy ant species recommend for beginners because they found small colonies with few hundred workers. They easily can keep in middle sized formicariums through their lifelong.
Colonyform:                   Monogyne, rarely Oligogyne
Queen:                              7 – 9mm / shiny black; chest: brown
Worker:                            4 – 7mm / shiny black, legs reddish
Soldier:                             not present
Nutrition:                        Honey and insects
Arena humidity:            30 – 50%
Nest humidity:               50 – 60%

Arena temperature:     18 – 28°C
Nest temperature:        21 – 24°C

Hibernation:                  yes, from end of October 4 or 5 months
founding:                        claustral (without feeding) 
colonysize:                      100 to 200 individuals
For beginners:        ★★★★★
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